The Ghana Scandals Index

Indexing government scandals one at a time

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Fraudulent payment for school placement traced to Education Minister’s access

A fraudulent payment made for the placement of a student into a category “A” school in 2022 was traced to the login access of the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum. This is contained ...

Feb. 9, 2023

Auditor General reveals violations in use of Covid 19 funds

The Auditor-General has disclosed that the government spent ¢10 billion of monies mobilised for Covid-19 activities on budget support. According to the A-G, a total of ¢21,844,189,185.24 was mob...

Jan. 23, 2023

Ablakwa exposes Nat’l Cathedral’s Rev Kusi Boateng

Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has presented what he describes as “unimpeachable” and “incontrovertible” evidence against the Secretary to the Board of Tr...

Jan. 16, 2023

Ghana suspends payment of most external debts

Ghana has suspended payments on most of its external debt, effectively defaulting as the country struggles to plug its cavernous balance of payments deficit. The finance ministry said that it wi...

Dec. 20, 2022

Ghana’s Cedi Slumps to World’s Worst Performer

Ghana’s cedi slumped to become the world’s worst-performing currency this year as investors continued to squeeze foreign capital to the west African country before a deal with the International Mon...

Oct. 17, 2022

Ghana bought $2m shares in Sky Train company established in Mauritius

An amount of US$2 million Ghana paid in 2019 as premium to acquire ordinary shares for the development of the Accra Sky Train Project has been reported as a net liability. This is contained in ...

Sept. 2, 2022

¢17.4bn in financial irregularities recorded in 2021

A total of ¢17.4 billion in financial irregularities have been flagged by the Auditor-General in its latest report submitted to parliament for the 2021 financial year. This represents a 36% rise co...

Aug. 30, 2022

State vehicles sold to judges in unapproved auction despite Akufo-Addo’s 2017 ban

The Auditor-General has indicted the Judicial Service for an unapproved auction of vehicles to judges and has ordered the retrieval of the 19 vehicles. The list of beneficiaries of the auctioned...

Aug. 30, 2022

S&P downgrades Ghana's credit rating from B- to CCC+ - Report

Ratings agency, S&P Global Ratings, has revised Ghana’s rating from B-/B to CCC+/C, putting the country’s creditworthiness into junk status. It also reviewed the country’s economic outlook to ne...

Aug. 8, 2022

Special Prosecutor cites Council of State member and GRA officials in corruption case

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has recovered GH¢1.074 million from Labianca Company Limited, owned by a member of the Council of State, Ms Eunice Jacqueline Buah Asomah-Hinneh. The amo...

Aug. 8, 2022

Relocation of Ameri plant to Kumasi cost over bloated from $25.48m to $35.6m

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has raised concern over plans by the Energy Ministry to move the Ameri Plant to Kumasi. In a statement issued by ACEP, it has kicked against the idea, ...

Aug. 3, 2022

Ghana set to record lowest cocoa crop yield in 12 years

Ghana is heading for its smallest cocoa crop in 12 years after drought withered pods and illegal gold miners damaged plantations, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Preliminary da...

July 30, 2022

GES reviewing Free SHS to determine how much parents can pay

Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, says a review of the Free Senior High School Policy is underway. This exercise, he reveals is geared at determi...

July 22, 2022

Ghana ranked 2nd among countries with highest debt default risk in 2022

A Bloomberg study has ranked Ghana 2nd among countries with the highest debt default risk in 2022. The country closely follows El Salvador (ranked number one) in the Sovereign Debt Vulnerability...

July 19, 2022

Ghana to make U-turn and ask IMF for help as economic conditions worsen

Ghana’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has authorized Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to commence formal engagements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to support the country’s e...

July 6, 2022

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